Saturday, March 26, 2011

Name that Image and Stitching Challenge

It is another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week we have a wonderful challenge for you as well as the last activity in our month-long first anniversary celebration.

This week we want your help in naming this image before it goes into the Sugar Creek Hollow store. Please leave a comment here with your suggestion. Tracy, the owner of Sugar Creek Hollow will choose her favorite name. If more than one person suggests the winning name, their names will go into a random draw.  The person with the winning name will receive this stamp as their prize. You have until midnight EST on April 1st to leave your suggestion in the comment section and the winner will be announced on April 2nd.

Now let's find out who won the blog candy from me! Using the Random Generator # 13 was the winning number, that is
dj1952, a fellow North Carolinian and it seems a former Texan! Please contact me via email with all your information so I can send your goodies to you!!! Congratulations! (random number was chosen from total excluding design team members from SCH)

OK, this week we want you to make something with stitching, yep, either real or faux, your choice! I was unable to participate this week in the challenge but you can find inspiration upon inspiration at the SCH Blog where all the DT members have their art for you to see. We would love to see what you come up with!! Thanks for dropping by, I'm sorry I don't have a card to share this week, but I do have a thought to leave with you.

Lamentations 3: 24-26 NLT
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
      therefore, I will hope in him!”
 25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him,
      to those who search for him.
 26 So it is good to wait quietly
      for salvation from the Lord.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

For the SCH Anniversary Blog Hop click HERE

Ballerina at Midnight (Madness)

Doesn't this image invoke certain feelings in you? To me this is such a powerful image, it has elegance, it has beauty, a feel of completion, competition, exhaustion yet total rest.  What feelings do you get looking at this Ballerina by Priscilla?

Today is Midnight Madness Tuesday and Priscilla has a great sketch for you to play with today.
As always you chose, make it fancy, make it simple or make somewhere in between!

I hope you will join in and play this week, we love seeing your beautiful creations! Now allow me to share some more of this Ballerina!

You can find this gorgeous image at Priscilla's Store as well as many, many more awesome images! There have been some brand new releases (this Ballerina is one of them) that you will definitely want to check out. You will also want to check out the work from my sisters in art aka the Design Team for Priscilla's Styles, they are all listed on the side bar!! Be sure to leave us your thoughts before leaving.

Thank you so much for dropping today, I love sharing with you and look forward to reading your thoughts and comments!

Challenges I am entering:
The Stamp Man-Mothers Day/Floral
Grafico-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly-Something for Mom or Just be Girlie

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

SCH First Anniversay Blog Hop and Candy!

Today, in addition to announcing our weekly challenge, we are having a blog hop at Sugar Creek Hollow as part of our first anniversary celebrations.  All the designers have a giveaway for a winner chosen randomly from the people who leave comments on their blogs.
 My Blog Candy!
Sugar Creek Hollow Anniversary Candy!

There will be a grand prize winner chosen from the people who leave a comment on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog. 
Blog Hop Grand Prize!:
Tracy wasn't able to send us a photo of the prize because it is safely packed for a house move but she did tell us what it is.

3 sets of clear stamps from Inkadinkado
1 Ranger ink pad in Vintage Photo
2 packs Vintage die cuts
3 bundles of crinkle ribbon
The blog hop will run in conjunction with the challenge from 8:00 am EST on Saturday, March 19th to 12 midnight EST on Friday, March 25th.  Comments left after the deadline will not be included in any of the draws.  Winners will be announced on each blog and the challenge blog on March 26th.

To be eligible for my giveaway you must become a follower and then leave me a comment telling me which stamp in the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe is your favorite.  In addition, if you'd like you can tell me what types of stamps you might want to see added to the Sugar Creek Hollow line of stamps.  Don’t forget to leave a contact email in case you are the winner on my blog.

In addition to all this, Tracy, the wonderful and generous owner of Sugar Creek Hollow has a freebie for you to pick up for one week only when you go to the challenge blog during the blog hop.

Hopefully you have arrived here from Dawn’s blog but if you are lost, here is the order of the blog hop:

Donna (you are here)

We look forward to hearing your comments and seeing your creation entered into our challenge.  Your next stop is Marsha’s blog.

Now for my card for this week's challenge "Anything Goes" I was given the Daffodil image to work with! I love this image and elected to try my hand at a twisted easel card. I have seen these on several blogs and really wanted to give it a try, what a fun card this was to make!!

I actually got some decent photos so I am just going to share them and let you scoot along to your next stop. Don't forget to join as a member and leave me a comment about your favorite SCH image. How many SCH images have I used in this weeks card?

Stampavie and more- Spring or Easter
Stampin with the Dragon- Bring on Spring
Creative Cottage Challenge Blog - Spring Has Sprung
Wags N Whiskers - Spring Creations
SCS Inspiration Challenge - IC276
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

SCH - Handmade Flowers

This week our challenge is to make something with handmade flowers included.  Hmmm, that sounds like a reason to go googling! I wanted to try something I haven't necessarily tried before. For whatever reason I was stuck with this idea of using ribbon not paper. I found all kinds of tutorials for making flowers with ribbon, I chose two I thought I could manage, one was using a folding technique and the other a sort of a twisting technique. Mine didn't turn out nearly as beautiful as the examples but it was a learning experience! :)

Before we get into my card this week, I want to share exciting news for Sugar Creek Hollow! March is our anniversary month, we are ONE year old this month! In addition to our regular chances to win a free digi, a badge for your blog and a chance to be designer of the month, we have Anniversary Blog candy.
Be sure to go to SCH Blog to get all the details and find out all the ways you can become a winner!

For my image this week I chose one of the Insect Tiles, my choice has the butterfly on it. I used Webster's Pages digital kit called Nature's Story and yes, attached my handmade ribbon flowers.
 Those cute little ribbon leaves were an after thought but I sort of like them. Here is a easy tut for them.
A closer look at the flowers and leaves.
Be sure to visit each design team member's blog, next week each one of us will have Blog Candy when we invite to join us for a blog hop! We are all listed on the side bar and you can get to each of our sites from the SCH Blog. You will have a chance to win on each stop and at the main stop, SCH's blog. You don't want to miss this, tell all your friends and let's go hopping next week!!

Thanks for stopping in, I would love to read your thoughts, hope you will join me again very, very soon!

Ephesians 1:13-14
Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. NIV

Flutter By Wednesday's - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Simon Says - Anything Goes 
Paper Romance Challenges-Use as many Colors as Possible
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Stripes
Craft us Crazy - Be one with Nature

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MMSC94- Dragonfly!

Good morning, it is Tuesday and Tuesday always means Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Let's take a look at this weeks sketch:
You always have a choice with Priscilla's sketches, your can make it Clean and Simple, Fancy and embellished or anywhere in between! Most of mine are in the middle somewhere!

This week in celebration of spring coming, I am using Priscilla's Dragonfly. Such a lovely thought....spring! And speaking of spring, there are loads of new images at Priscillastyles store. Go and take a look, there are some priceless designs!

This week for my designer paper I have chosen to use digital Webster Pages. I thought it complimented this image and is just beautiful to work with!
I printed the image twice, the center circle is a piece of the second image that I printed, used a nestibility to cut it out and then used a cuttlebug folder on and finally inked it with distress inks. My flowers are from a stem of flowers bought at Michael's, the gold pearls are from Michael's as well.

Here is a close up:
Finally, the inside and an envelope!
Be sure to visit all the digital design teams sites to see their creations this week. You will find them listed on my side bar!  Thank you so much for stopping by, I would love to hear your thoughts on my challenge entry this week!

Midnight Madness - MMSC94
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge - Use those Flowers
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - Challenge #101

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lion of Judah

I have been trying to get this lion to look right much of the day! I believe this is as good as he is going to get!  So he's the one I am going to enter in the drawing contest at CDAC. You are allowed to enter 3 drawings or sketches, this is my second entry.
It's not much about winning, it's really more about picking up the pencil and letting the juices flow!  This has been so much fun, why not join in!!

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

SCH- Sketch Saturday!

Good morning all! I am finally able to get Blogger to cooperate and let me post!
Today at SCH we have a sketch for you to play with! Here it is, I hope you will join in and share your creations with us!

This month our hostesses have created a very clean sketch for you but you can rotate it or flip it as long as the sketch is visible in your creation.

Each week we will choose one random winner, who will receive a free digi of their choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe and a badge to display on your blog.  If you use a Sugar Creek Hollow image you will get two entries in the random draw.  Just follow the instructions on the sidebar to link your second entry.

Each week the Design Team will choose a Card of the Week and the creator of that card will get a badge to display.  One overall winner will be chosen each month from the Cards of the Week.  That person will be invited to be a Guest Designer and participate in the next challenge.  An image will be provided to them to work with.  The Card of the Week prize will be awarded when we reach a minimum of 10 entries.

Here are several photos of my card for this week. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed making it!



 closeup of image

Be sure to visit SCH Blog for previews of all the Design Team cards for this week! All the members are listed on the side bar, a visit to each of their blogs is really a must, you get to see so much more by doing that!  Thank you so much for stopping in this week, I would love to hear your thoughts! Blessing to you!!


March is a big month at Sugar Creek Hollow as we are celebrating our first anniversary.  Throughout the month we have some special activities planned for you.  
March 5 - Tracy, our wonderful owner has put together a lovely package of blog candy that could be yours so just head to the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog on March 5th and follow the instructions.  The winner will be chosen on March 31st.

March 12 - the first Guest Designer chosen from our Cards of the Week will join us.

March 19 - we are having a blog hop with prizes to be won on each designer’s blog as well as a grand prize on the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog.

March 26 - we are having a contest to name a new image.

More details on all the activities will follow but make sure you mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Sugar Creek Nugget:
But Jesus' priesthood is permanent. He's there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak up for them.  Hebrews: 7:25 (The Message)

Fab n Funky - Spring into Action
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
Stampin for the Weekend -Springtime

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

CDAC Sketch Contest - Rachael the Rabbit!

I adore sketching and doodling! When I was a little girl my Dad and I used to chose a comic from the Sunday funnies and we would each draw the same character, then Mom would have to try to figure out which one of us had drawn which character. I am sure she always knew but sometimes she would choose mine as the best drawing. Anyway, there is a digital sketch contest over at CDAC. I decide to jump in and give it a try. Here is my bunny rabbit, I think she looks like a Rachael!

What do you think? Isn't she cute?  Join us over at CDAC, it is a wonderful place to play!!

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